Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki (born 20 June 1968) is a Polish economist, historian, and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Poland since December 2017. He previously served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Beata Szydło as Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017, Minister of Finance from 2016 to 2018, and Minister of Development between 2015 and 2018. Prior to his political appointment, Morawiecki had an extensive business career.
- All the atrocities and all the victims, everything that happened during the Second World War on Polish soil, has to be attributed to Germany. We will never be accused of complicity in the Holocaust. This is our 'to be or not to be.'
- "Poland PM tries to defend Holocaust speech law" in CBC News (2 February 2018)
- We cannot accept turning perpetrators and those responsible for committing cruel crimes against both innocent people and invaded countries into victims. Together - in the name of those who perished and for the good of our common future - we must preserve the truth.
- "Statement by the Prime minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki" (29 December 2019)
- An EU in which there is a European oligarchy that punishes the weakest (of the member states) is not the EU we have entered and it is not the EU that has a future. We say 'yes' to the European Union, but 'no' to being punished like children. 'No' to mechanisms which mean that Poland and other countries are treated unfairly.
- We are fighting to make sure that no country, neither today nor tomorrow, is denied funding based on an arbitrary and non-transparent mechanism. This is a matter of fundamental trust on which the European law is based.
- "In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine" (3 December 2020)
- Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not. There is no and can be no consent to censorship. Freedom of speech is the salt of democracy, for that reason we must defend it. The owners of social platforms cannot act above the law. We will suggest that similar regulations are also put in place in all of the European Union.
- "Poland's PM: Social media need anti-censorship regulations" in ABC News (12 January 2021)
- We have to be consistent and patient with regard to our Russia policy because the stability of Russian strategic policy is a challenge to us and to the European Union, where governments change much more often than in Russia and where there are different views on Russia. The further from the east, the lesser Russia is perceived as a threat.
- So today, platforms and communication networks and intellectual property are even more important than the land and the buildings and the technology assembly lines and all the materials that go into creating these digital realms. And these dynamics do not make it easier to grasp the elements of the moving parts of the complicated interdependent economic jigsaw puzzle that is our modern age.
- At such breakthrough times for the world, it is our duty to be where history is forged; because it is not about us, but about the future of our children who deserve to live in a world free from tyranny.
- On making a trip into Kyiv, with other heads of state, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a Facebook post (14 March 2022), as quoted in "Prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and Czech Republic en route to meet Zelensky in Kyiv" by Antonia Mortensen CNN (14 March 2022)
- It is here, in war-torn Kyiv, that history is being made. It is here, that freedom fights against the world of tyranny. It is here that the future of us all hangs in the balance. EU supports UA, which can count on the help of its friends — we brought this message to Kyiv today.
- Encyclopedic article on Mateusz Morawiecki on Wikipedia
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- "Three European leaders head to besieged Ukrainian city" (15 March 2022)